What Are We Convinced Of?

The proverb "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he" Prov.23:7; points to the importance of keeping watch over our thoughts. Mrs. Eddy explains; "Mind is all that feels, acts, or impedes action. Ignorant of this, or shrinking from its implied responsibility, the healing effort is made on the wrong side, and thus the conscious control over the body is lost." Science and Health, p. 166;

In the Science of healing, to be concerned with material conditions and matter rather than the state of one's thought is like putting the cart before the horse. Thus a Christian Science practitioner addresses his treatment to the patient's thought—to lift it from the erroneous conviction of pain and discord to the understanding that, in the omnipresence of God's perfect creation, all is well now, it always has been, and forever will be.

Then our prime concern should be the state of our thought! Are we convinced of discord or of harmony? Are we convinced of sickness or health, weakness or strength, pain or painlessness, discouragement or the scientific truth that all is well? In short, are we convinced that God is All or that there are some areas in which His presence, His power, His knowledge, are either not supreme or are not available to all?

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January 31, 1976

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